Looking For Your Own Mini-Castle Complete With Turret? 3007 W. Hollywood in Peterson Woods

This 4-bedroom vintage brick bungalow at 3007 W. Hollywood in the Peterson Woods neighborhood of West Ridge came on the market a month ago.

Built in 1928 on an oversized 65×200 corner lot,  it looks like a mini-castle because of its 2-story turret.

It also boosts many of its original vintage features including a bridal staircase, leaded glass windows and 18 foot ceilings.

There is crown molding throughout as well as wainscoting.

There’s a library (or is that the office?) with wood paneling. The house has 2 fireplaces.

The listing also says that there is a “family room w/Rathskeller”.

I had to look up what “rathskeller” was. The online dictionary says it is a tavern below street level or a cellar. Perhaps someone more familiar can fill us in as to what this means in this house.

The pictures show what look to be the original baths, complete with colored tile.

Personally, I am obsessed with the blue bathroom and its tile- especially the black trim up near the ceiling. Amazing.

The kitchen has also not been renovated, although I couldn’t tell you its era.

It has a 2-car garage, a gazebo and central air.

Will this house command its $999,900 price in this neighborhood?

Maureen Barone at Coldwell Banker has the listing. See the pictures here.

3007 W. Hollywood: 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2 half baths, 2 car garage, no square footage listed

  • I couldn’t find a previous sale
  • Currently listed for $999,900
  • Taxes of $11025
  • Central Air
  • Bedroom #1: 19×14 (main level)
  • Bedroom #2: 16×14 (second level)
  • Bedroom #3: 14×10 (second level)
  • Bedroom #4: 13×11 (second level)
  • Family room: 40×32 (basement)
  • Library: 14×12 (main level)

68 Responses to “Looking For Your Own Mini-Castle Complete With Turret? 3007 W. Hollywood in Peterson Woods”

  1. The coolio tile in both baths rocks. Very nice architectural details, love the turret space. Needs quite a bit of updating, but would be quite a showpiece with a new kitchen, paint, … It’s really a cool property.

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  2. Great looking place but the awful kitchen seems like an after thought. Even though the bathrooms are dated they look great. I’d update some fixtures but keep the tiles and tub. Great curb appeal too on a huge lot. The taxes are cheap too. I pay 50% of the taxes for a house 1/3rd of the price.

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  3. Really nice! A new kitchen and maybe some painting and you’re in good shape. I imagine it’s somewhat overpriced though.

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  4. Sabrina, I almost emailed you about this one. I guess someone beat me to it.

    This house is so wacky…I love it.

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  5. Love this place. This is one time when I wish they would leave the furniture and rugs behind. Not that I’d keep everything but it would be fun to slowly update and upgrade this place.

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  6. What a beautiful home.

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  7. Is it baliwood around here or what?

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  8. With some updating this will be spectacular. Very good bone structure!

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  9. Not my taste but can see the appeal.

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  10. Jim in Chicago on June 19th, 2013 at 10:56 am

    North Oak Park is full of the siblings – if not identical twins – of this house. Right down to the yellow brick overgrown shrubbery, awnings, and white planters, wacky fireplace and curved staircase. Nice to see that it either still has the original tile roof or someone spent the money to replace it properly – all too few do. The ones that haven’t have major interior remodels also have that same very basic kitchen (complete with tiled walls) and, um, colorful bathrooms.

    Given the era of those houses, I’d date this one to the 1920’s.

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  11. “Given the era of those houses, I’d date this one to the 1920?s.”

    Well both the listing and Sabrina’s post state built in 1928, so yay for remedial reading!

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  12. Jim in Chicago on June 19th, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Icarus: Yeah – I realized that after I posted. At least I was right!!

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  13. The bathrooms! LOVE!

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  14. This place is awesome. Isn’t there a similarly-styled house also with a gazebo on the park side of Virginia right near here? Or is it this one and I am misremembering the location? Assuming senility hasn’t set in yet and I’m not, I’d pay a pretty penny for the Virginia location over this one. Always wanted to see what it looked like on the inside, and if it’s anything like this. Wonder how much that one would go for? I don’t think the lot is as big.

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  15. Laura Louzader on June 19th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I saw this gorgeous house on the realtor sites a few weeks ago and was instantly in love. I clipped and saved every single photo to my hard drive. Those perfect, beautiful antique bathrooms are absolutely incredile, especially the blue master bath with the exquisite black trim tile and beautiful octaganol fixtures in mint condition.

    Plus, the graceful staircase, the ceiling frescos in the foyer, and the lovely high-ceilinged rooms with their perfect proportions and exquisite millwork.

    The neighborhood is lovely and it, and W Rogers Park a few blocks north, are stuffed with lovely 20s vintage homes of comparable caliber. These are very quiet, settled neighborhoods with families that have lived in them for decades. They tend to be insular, but people become friendly as they come to know you. It’s one of my pet summer pleasures to take long, liesurely walks through this area to view the houses. But it’s a rather out-of-the way neighborhood that was once super-prime but is now very un-trendy,which means you are getting a very, very good deal on this house. A place like this would easily sell for around $2M in prime neighborhoods, if not more. Keep in mind also, that many prime “green zone” neighborhoods were mangy slums just 25 years ago, but THIS neighborhood has never been a slum. People who take a chance on an area like this when it’s out of favor often reap great rewards.

    With all THAT, who cares about the drab, inadequate kitchen? For the price this house will sell at- I estimate right around $800K give or take a few bucks as there has been little interest at this price for the month or so the place has been listed- somebody will have a great opportunity and will be happy to drop the $100K this fine home deserves on a new kitchen.

    I’m just bummed that I couldn’t afford it even if I got it as a gift.

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  16. Laura Louzader on June 19th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Sorry, bum typing, meant to say “incredible”, WTH is wrong with me today.

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  17. So I have one of those bathrooms in my house, except it’s pink (mauve? sort of purple pink) and several tiles are cracked. The whole room needs a refresh, and I can’t decide whether to keep the tiles or not – they’re cool, but the color is kind of overwhelming. From a resale perspective – better to keep pink funky tiles and restore or completely reno?

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  18. 1928 puts this right at the end of the gilded age and it shows. gatsby would approve.

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  19. Laura Louzader on June 19th, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    The stuff built in the 20s is the highest quality of anything ever built in this country, whether it was a mansion, a little bungalow, or an apartment building. I just love this vintage and don’t want to live in anything else. You get the best of both modern and classic- traditional styles, often with many whimsical embellishments, as well as incredible quality, while you also get the best of modern with the compact floorplans and large rooms.

    It saddens me to see some beautiful apt or house from this era “updated” with the fadd\y fixtures and fittings of the current moment. It’s worse when they “clean wall” the place to death and knock out walls. I hope whoever buys this place doesn’t do much but change colors and wall coverings, and redo the 70s-vintage kitchen reno.

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  20. It would be my dream to live in a house like this, but in a location closer to downtown. It’s still so odd to me that back in the olden days people wanted to live so far from downtown. I wonder where the original owner of this house worked and what his/her commute was like.

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  21. Love the bathrooms. Like the living/dining/bed rooms. Don’t like the kitchen. Hate the location.

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  22. Lake Titicaca on June 19th, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    I like reading CC. However, these types of comments drive me nuts: “For the price this house will sell at- I estimate right around $800K give or take a few bucks as there has been little interest at this price for the month or so the place has been listed- somebody will have a great opportunity and will be happy to drop the $100K this fine home deserves on a new kitchen.
    I’m just bummed that I couldn’t afford it even if I got it as a gift.”

    If you can’t afford it, you’ve never lived it. To opine that someone would be happy to drop 100k into a kitchen, when you are living in a Buena park rental is insulting to the owner and buyer. WHO CARES what you think-you will NEVER live here, or in anything in this price range. It’s like the car hop telling you your C300 is the “little Mercedes.” Yea, but you can’t afford one, so STFU!. Live vicariously, but simply enjoy the ride, not opine-you are WAY out of your league.

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  23. This probably not a good site for you Titicaca.

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  24. jenny, in the old days of the 20th century, people measured their status by how far from the “inner city” neighborhoods they lived. The further out ,the better.

    Traditional 20th century cities, which Chicago surely was, were characterized by neighborhoods that formed concentric rings around the downtown core, with the oldest, poorest neighborhoods being in the industrial neighborhoods in the ring around the downtown area, with each “ring” being newer, richer, lighter, and better-smelling as you moved further out of downtown. Families were eager to escape the dense tenements and industrial air of the ragged inner neighborhoods, and moved further and further out, eventually into the suburbs.

    Now, things look to have come full cycle, with the inner city neighborhoods being razed and rebuilt with high-end housing, especially now that what little heavy industry we have remaining has long since departed the urban core for tax-haven suburbs, not to mention offshore havens.

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  25. Lake Titicaca, you and other posters like you have lowered the level of civility on this blog several notches,

    Sabrina, I love your blog and I like reading the opinions of others. It’s a good bet that the majority of posters cannot afford some of the great places you post here, but we love to remark on them as we would a book or film. People like Lake Ticaca, who I will henceforth refer to as Lake Titty for short, add nothing to the discussion but offense and nastiness. You might want to consider deleting extremely rude, offensive comments replete with name-calling and orders to “STFU”.

    Titty, honey, if you don’t like a comment, why not just move on to the next?

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  26. And, by the way, I don’t live in a Buena Park rental. I have never lived in Buena Park.

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  27. ” It’s still so odd to me that back in the olden days people wanted to live so far from downtown”

    Most people still do want to live far from downtown as evidenced by the astronomical prices in many NS and western suburbs. Only in the last few years have city centers started to boom again.

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  28. “People like Lake Ticaca, who I will henceforth refer to as Lake Titty for short, add nothing to the discussion but offense and nastiness.”

    Yes- the whole point is that very few people can afford the properties on this site (at least the $5 million ones.) The whole point is that we get to chatter about it. It’s nice to be able to look into how other people live. That’s the whole point of tv shows like Selling NY or Selling LA on HGTV as well, where people are buying $20 million properties. Why do us regular people even watch?

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  29. “1928 puts this right at the end of the gilded age and it shows. gatsby would approve.”

    Totally HD. This was just before the dark times. You can see all the opulent details in the house. When they resumed building like 10 years later all those details were gone from new construction.

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  30. Mortgage rates are 7/8s of a pt above their bottom on the 30yr, and 50bps above on 15yr. As the FHA is what the HOWMUCHAMONTH crowd uses which closely tracks the 30yr, the second shoe to drop is imminent.

    Now, in normal times, 7/8s of a point wouldn’t have been terribly much, but when that represents a 32% increase in the interest rate paid (using aimloan which at one point reported 30yrs briefly at 2.75%), well that’s slicing into affordability.

    Bernanke is on the way out in 2014, and the markets know QE-infinity has to be pared back if not this year in earnest next year. We’re in, what Nietsche would’ve likely called, the twilight of the (debt) idols.

    Because instead of offsetting gains in income to offset the rise in rates, there is none. Instead it’s the opposite: drops in income and increases in serviceable debt (ie: student loans). Because there are still 2% less jobs in America in 2013 than there were in 2007, with labor force participation rates not seen since 1978 when women were still entering the workforce. And Illinois unemployment remains among the country’s worst at 9.3%, surpassed only by Nevada.

    I’m going to have fun laughing at those who wound up in financial quagmires buying in the GZ between 2008-early 2013 over the next few years. It was truly ostrich-like behavior and an ignorance of all indicators to the contrary, just like those who should’ve lost their asses during the bust but didn’t because government intervention created another wave of greater fools.

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  31. At the end of the day, those who think government can/will always be their Sir Lancelot will be gravely mistaken, whether it be healthcare, housing, or education. In fact, the Game of Thrones Sers/knights (ie: Sandor Clegane) are far more representative of knights in the dark ages than the fairy tale representations of chivalry. And by the end of the day, I mean within three years.

    Originally I had predicted the case-shiller Chicagoland SFH index to bottom at 94-95 by 2015. I am pushing this back to 2019 due to the trillions printed delaying the inevitable.

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  32. If you think Janet Yellen is going to be tighter with the money supply, I have a bridge for sale

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  33. Jenny, I beat you to it. The moment I saw this home, I loved it and was repulsed by the decorating. I was very curious to hear people’s thoughts and still am very curious what it will sell for and what the buyers will do with it.

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  34. Bob, please take your prozac.

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  35. This is a temporary bump In mortgage rates. Nothing to worry about.

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  36. Lake Titicaca on June 20th, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Laura Loudmouth, your incessant bleating about everything from neighborhood history, why purchasing in a crappy neighborhood will ultimately result in a huge windfall to your supposed analysis of the profitability of fracking is well beyond simple commentary regarding a featured residence. Perhaps it is your presentation, the arrogant synapse. I picture a young middle-ager working as a contract employee not making enough money to actually implement your own strategies for succcess, but certainly willing to tell all how much you supposedly know. Or, just a closet lesbian who enjoys using the word “Titty.”

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  37. Titicaca, you should probably find another real estate site. One where only the rich can post.

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  38. Laura Louzader on June 20th, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Or one where only obnoxious people whose pleasure it is to work themselves into rages over trifles that a normal person wouldn’t notice.

    Lake T clearly has an anger-management issue and perhaps needs to see a therapist. He/she/it is clearly seething with rage, and since I can’t think of anything I’ve done to harm this individual, I don’t understand it and find this anger a little scary. If I were so volatile, I might work myself into a lather because Lake T had the effrontery to tell me how I may express myself.

    I

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  39. “Or one where only obnoxious people whose pleasure it is to work themselves into rages over trifles that a normal person wouldn’t notice.”

    Laura, just ignore it. I love your comments on the neighborhoods and vintage properties.

    I can’t afford a $5 million property. Does that mean I shouldn’t put it up as a post? Pulease. Discussing all kinds of properties, in various neighborhoods, is the fun of this site.

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  40. “This is a temporary bump In mortgage rates. Nothing to worry about.”

    Maybe. Or maybe not. Too early to tell.

    Rates are going to rise at some point. If the Fed really does taper then we should go back to “normal” rates. What would that be? For mortgages – probably around 6%. And that would still be historically low.

    Maybe we’ll finally find out what homebuyers do since rates are rising significantly. A mortgage broker recently told me that as soon as rates hit 4% he had people asking him about ARMs.

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  41. “If you think Janet Yellen is going to be tighter with the money supply, I have a bridge for sale.”

    The Fed doesn’t have to do anything. All they have to do is tell everyone that they ARE going to do something and the bond vigilantes take action (which is what is happening now.)

    Sonies- you don’t think the Fed has to stop buying bonds with $4 trillion on its balance sheet?

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  42. “I can’t afford a $5 million property. ”

    LOSER! I’m an internet multi-millionaire and I own multiple $5,000,000+ properties, in the Hamptons, Lake Geneva (CH, not WI), NY and out west at a secured undisclosed location.

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  43. “It saddens me to see some beautiful apt or house from this era “updated” with the fadd\y fixtures and fittings of the current moment. It’s worse when they “clean wall” the place to death and knock out walls.”

    Exactly. This is so common in Albany Park.
    I’d prefer it if they kept the radiator heat and didn’t affix balconies to vintage buildings.

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  44. Laura Louzader on June 20th, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I’m with you, Milkster.

    I really hate to see a sweet old vintage apt building defaced with balconies tacked on by some de-habber.

    I’m mixed on the issue of radiator heat. On one hand, I hate to see a fine old apt marred with ducts for hot air furnaces,and I really, really hate it when the duct spans a room with a bay window. On the other hand, the plumbing for these old radiant heating systems is really expensive and troublesome to repair and replace. I also like having control over my heat, and to be able to see the benefit of winterizing my place on my heat bill. So, if a vintage unit can be rehabbed without running ducts across the living room or dining room, and the millwork and cove moldings can be left intact or replaced, I’ll settle for that.

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  45. “Sonies- you don’t think the Fed has to stop buying bonds with $4 trillion on its balance sheet?”

    They can’t, our government would unravel into insolvency, our net interest being paid out now is around the historical average (even with a massive increase in our debt), if rates double or even triple to say 6%, it would be disasterous and completely cripple the economy

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  46. “If you think Janet Yellen is going to be tighter with the money supply, I have a bridge for sale”

    As of today interest rates are up another 1/8th on the 30yr. The jig is up. Artificial valuations based on artificial interest rates are going to come down.

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  47. “WHO CARES what you think-you will NEVER live here, or in anything in this price range.”

    While you’re right I’ll NEVER live here, you must have some crystal ball on that second part. Any lottery numbers to go along with (along with predictions for tonight’s Lakers-Heat game?)

    “Yea, but you can’t afford one, so STFU!. Live vicariously, but simply enjoy the ride, not opine-you are WAY out of your league.”

    Ahh the ol’ leagues is it? Highschool lunch-tables and not talking to the hottest cheerleader and such? Funny story: a friend of mine with the hottest _trophy wife_ (I only use this term to aggravate the fat/ugly democrat women on here) stands at a towering height of 5’7 and isn’t particularly muscular. She’s about 5’9. He never believed in leagues and wanted a hot wife.

    People like you, that believe in leagues, go through life with an inferiority complex/unnecessary mental weight.

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  48. I see he still hasn’t taken his meds……..

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  49. “predictions for tonight’s Lakers-Heat game?”

    Heat will outscore the Lakers. Take it to the bank.

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  50. I heard last night that Sauganash Elementary School (CPS) is turning Arab. The viability of this whole far north side scene is questionable, long term now. That’s the consensus, we’ll see if it results in panic-selling at some point.

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  51. logansquarean on June 22nd, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    My first thought when seeing that sad little kitchen was, “such a sad little kitchen…” but I finished that thought with “but it’s just right for the hired help!” Makes me thinks of Upstairs Downstairs or Downton Abbey. The people who originally lived in this house probably ate in the dining room, and the kitchen was rarely used by the Lady of the house. Which one of the 4 bedrooms belonged to the Housekeeper, I wonder?

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  52. I believe the “panic selling” in this neighborhood has already happened, and that’s why it’s already so cheap.

    Believe me, the Arabs and Hindus are not the problem-they’ve been there for a couple of decades now and they are NOT the people you are afraid of being ambushed by when you’re taking out your trash early in the AM or walking home from the bus at 11PM.These people are usually pretty friendly- I knew a few of them- and they run interesting businesses and restaurants on Devon. They keep their kids in hand and are by and large good neighbors. Their only problem is that they came here from parts of the world where nobody ever heard of a front lawn, and they’re a little slow to grasp that you must cut and de-weed your lawn, and pick up the trash that low-lifers throw down.

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  53. PS nicer houses like this remind me of places like Hancock Park in Los Angeles, a beautiful area with fantastic architecture based on an authentic and classy white-WASP aesthetic and culture, but now all those homes are taken over by Koreans, living the white dream. It’s amazing stuff to behold.

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  54. “(which are “out” by the way, passé),”

    About to head up there today.

    “Believe me, the Arabs and Hindus are not the problem-they’ve been there for a couple of decades now and they are NOT the people you are afraid of being ambushed by when you’re taking out your trash early in the AM or walking home from the bus at 11PM.These people are usually pretty friendly- I knew a few of them- and they run interesting businesses and restaurants on Devon. They keep their kids in hand and are by and large good neighbors. ”

    And to second what Laura stated. There were 4 dead and 24 wounded this weekend in shootings. The locations indicate that they were blacks and puerto ricans. (Good luck trying to gentrify/counting on gentrification Humboldt Park hipsters being priced out of Bucktown!!)

    http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/3-Dead-11-Wounded-in-Overnight-Violence-212605161.html

    I could live among Indians and certainly feel safe. Generally Asians get civilization, and the amount of debris on lawns up there PALES in comparison to the garbage strewn all over the ghettos of the south & west sides. In fact I used to take Sacramento home from the Ike, just to see the third world transition to first world along the few miles up to Belmont. I’d see entire families sitting on a TIRE by the road (you can guess the ethnicity but they’re not hispanic), just hanging out, trash all over the place. Then I’d see SWPL types with vegan bumper stickers around Logan Square, seemingly oblivious of how terrible it gets how quickly as one goes south.

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  55. gringozecarioca on June 23rd, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    “Indian restaurants (which are “out” by the way, passé)”

    Oh, that sucks.. I can no longer like Indian food?? Always liked doing lunch at India House on Grand.. That would be good right now..

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  56. gringozecarioca on June 23rd, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    “I’d see entire families sitting on a TIRE by the road (you can guess the ethnicity but they’re not hispanic), just hanging out, trash all over the place.

    I’ll guess the ethnicity as Irish… dirty “pikey” gypies always sitting their lazy Catholic asses around on tires..

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  57. “Indian restaurants (which are “out” by the way, passé)”

    You might be right: Lakeview went from three Indian restaurants to zero within the span of a couple years. I’ve always wondered why a neighborhood at one time could sustain three of the same kind of food and yet not sustain one some time later. Like the entire market just evaporated.

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  58. “And to second what Laura stated. There were 4 dead and 24 wounded this weekend in shootings. The locations indicate that they were blacks and puerto ricans. (Good luck trying to gentrify/counting on gentrification Humboldt Park hipsters being priced out of Bucktown!!)”

    Are you including the 3 that were stabbed in Lakeview? I guess they don’t count in the “shootings” total. What about the guy stabbed in the head at Pine Grove and Sheridan who isn’t cooperating with the police? Violence is happening all over the city.

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  59. “Always liked doing lunch at India House on Grand.. That would be good right now..”

    It’s still there Ze. Plenty of Indian food all over Chicago.

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  60. “Are you including the 3 that were stabbed in Lakeview? I guess they don’t count in the “shootings” total. What about the guy stabbed in the head at Pine Grove and Sheridan who isn’t cooperating with the police? Violence is happening all over the city.”

    I’m not speculating here and really have no idea, but were any of those four stabbing victims from Lake View?

    Ze: India House was closed for a few months a while back in order to complete its first ever renovation. It’s reopened and is still very solid.

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  61. Laura Louzader on June 24th, 2013 at 10:07 am

    God, I hate hearing of stuff like this happening in Lakeview, though I hate even more when it happens in Edgewater, Rogers Park, or W Ridge, because those far north nabes are my personal stomping grounds.

    Crime is up- beware wherever you are.

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  62. Curious as to where people are getting these crime stats showing crime increasing. Every report I’ve seen shows crime decreasing substantially.

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  63. Laura Louzader on June 24th, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Crime WAS decreasing until just this year. Now it’s up 1.2% nationwide. Let’s hope that little increase isn’t a trend.

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  64. Laura, I was referring to crime in Chicago. I haven’t paid attention to crime stats nationally.

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  65. HI All,
    I visited the open house this weekend and would like to report that the house is truly spectacular. Clearly built without regard to cost. Words and even pictures do it no justice, nd I say this as someone who does not particularly care for the decor.

    The quality of construction and level of detail cannot be matched by today’s builders. two inch think arched solid wood doors, stained glass windows galore. tons of cedar and other organized closets and built ins. etc etc.
    Other thing that is remarkable is level of preservation. All of the bathrooms looked perfect. I personally wouldn’t touch them. Kitchen on the other hand needs to be torn down. Good news is 12-10 ft sitting room (with french doors to the outside) between the sad little kitchen and the dining room. That combined with butler’s pantry ( already stripped of original detail with exception of working dumbwaiter) would give you enough square footage for fantasy kitchen.

    Other wrinkle is lovely master bedroom suite is downstairs at back end of house.

    Amazing turret staircase and simple back staircase from kitchen lead upstairs. Two decent, but not overly large bedrooms with ensuite baths and a ‘bonus’ room. Listing calls it a bedroom and it does have closets, but person would have to enter another bedroom to use a bath. There is a deep closet that backs up to plumbing wall of one of the other ensuite baths , so one could renovate into a master bedroom or regular largish bedroom if desired.

    Great house for people who have some kids and really like to entertain.

    Basement has a 40-30 ft rumpas room. Rathskeller has a wet bar with original refrigeration unit and two beer taps.

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  66. Laura Louzader on June 24th, 2013 at 11:17 am

    dahlaichi, I wouldn’t touch those baths, either. Those fixtures and that tile are incredible and I’m glad to hear they look even better than in the photos.

    I’d hate to rip out that beautiful little sitting room- look at that beautiful millwork. That’s a nice little retreat for Mom, while Dad could have a great man-cave downstairs.

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  67. “I’m not speculating here and really have no idea, but were any of those four stabbing victims from Lake View? ”

    Not many Lake View residents hang out at the Belmont stop at 5am on Sunday morning, when Big Shitty Tap and 1000 Liquors closes. Doubtful the attackers were from LV either. People get robbed there all the time in the wee hours. Drunks can’t react as fast and make terrible witnesses, and the criminals know this. And they’re a quick red line hop back to anonymity. Now that the cars are getting revamped and loaded with cameras maybe this will change. Not sure–this stop is guaranteed to have an available supply of drunks in the wee hours at any given weekend morning.

    In fact just last night I made a late night run to get some sundries at the local drugstore. While I was at checkout some youf (not from Lake View) came up, right behind me, clearly trying to invade my personal space, was eyeing my wallet, until I looked him dead in the eye and scowled then he asked the clerk whether they had a bathroom. Some 15yr old looking to rob someone around midnight (don’t judge? no fuck that I judge, and for judging I don’t get victimized/blindsided). I’m very surprised that store had a bathroom available to the general public/non-customers. Time to write a letter to the store manager advising a change in policy.

    There will be other robberies near that stop in the wee hours as long as its warm. The criminals aren’t quite smart enough to realize that when you grab someone drunks $500 cell phone and punch them out, the police can find out your location via tracing it.

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  68. Dad gets the ultimate ‘faux’ wood paneled study with beautiful fireplace. He does not need to retreat to basement. I think most of today’s buyers would prefer a large, beautiful and functional kitchen over a sitting room. You could keep the french doors to the outside and the french doors to the oversized Dining room.

    Laura Louzader (June 24, 2013, 11:17 am)
    “I’d hate to rip out that beautiful little sitting room- look at that beautiful millwork. That’s a nice little retreat for Mom, while Dad could have a great man-cave downstairs.”

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